March 8, 2019 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Open Source Arts
£5 (OTD)
A Meeting of Six Improvisers: Treppenwitz / ELDA collaboration @ Open Source Arts

A unique, one-off collaboration between two projects: Treppenwitz and ELDA (ft. Kari Eskild Havenstrøm). At this concert, the two projects will play together for the first time. You are cordially invited to join us for this experience.

Entry £5


ELDA is a longstanding duo collaboration between piano/keyboard player Andrew Woodhead and trumpeter Aaron Diaz (The Destroyers, Sid Peacock), mixing acoustic sounds with live electronics and soundscapes. For their latest project they are collaborating with Norwegian vocalist Kari Eskild Havenstrøm (Trondheim Voices, Kristoffer Lo), with whom Andrew first performed at Cheltenham Jazz Festival as part of a Trondheim/Birmingham musical exchange. This recording sees the trio exploring the boundaries between the worlds of jazz, improv, electronica and folk as well as the ever-changing relationship between composition and free improvisation.

ELDA ft. Kari Eskild Havenstrøm is touring the UK in March 2019 to support the release of their new CD Shiny/Things. Please visit andrewwoodheadmusic.com/live for dates/info. The CD/download is available at https://andrewwoodhead.bandcamp.com/album/shiny-things


Treppenwitz is the meeting of three musicians: pianist Matthew Aplin (Mansion of Snakes, KOG and the Zongo Brigade), bassist Tom Riviere (Family Band) and drummer/LCoM lecturer Steve Hanley (Jamie Taylor, Svarc Trio, Richard Iles). The central philosophy is that the world of sound is interconnected, and different strains of music represent outgrowths from the same seed. Passages of explorative beauty and space sit comfortably alongside energetic bursts of freedom, held together by the connective tissue of improvisation. Compositions are contributed by the members, with something open-ended deliberately in mind; the shapes and contours of the music develop organically, different every time, always seeking.

In 2018, they were selected for Jazz North’s Northern line touring support scheme. Subsequently they toured the UK extensively, completing 25 dates in total.

Their sophomore album, The Kennedys at Beaver Point, was released by New Jazz Records in January 2019. CDs and digital download available at: www.treppenwitzmusic.bandcamp.com